2014-2015

Indicators of Achievement


Student Learning Outcomes for the Religious Studies Major

  1. Students will be able to speak cogently about religion as a pervasive feature of human culture manifesting itself in a variety of times and places and in multiple forms and traditions (as demonstrated through the successful completion of courses in each of the areas A, B, and C).
  2. Students will be able to formulate critical questions about religious traditions and phenomena (as demonstrated by participation in bi-weekly colloquia associated with the Senior Experience, other opportunities to engage faculty in critical discussion, and the successful completion of REL 490 and 496).
  3. Students will have a knowledge base that includes a detailed understanding of the beliefs, practices, cultural contexts and distinctive histories of several religious traditions (as demonstrated through the successful completion of courses in each of the areas A,B, and C).
  4. Students will develop the capacity to think critically about the truth claims and other contributions to human culture made by the leaders, scholars, communities, and texts associated with religion (as demonstrated by participation in bi-weekly colloquia associated with the Senior experience, other opportunities to engage faculty in critical discussion, and the successful completion of REL 490 and 496).
  5. Students will acquire and hone discipline-based writing skills (as demonstrated through the successful completion of REL 496, one other Writing-centered course in Religious Studies, and the various other writing assignments associated with particular courses, basic to advanced, in Religious Studies).

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